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Composition is one of the most important aspects of visual art, and it is one of the easiest for beginners to overlook. Have you ever seen someone doing that thing where they frame a shot using their hands? It may look silly, but what they're doing is an important aspect of creating a compelling story. The framing of a shot has a subconscious effect on the audience and can be used to elicit a specific response.
The Rule of Thirds
One of the key aspects of framing is the "Rule of T...
Minecraft, while it was formally released in 2012, has been in active development for ten years: from its original inception as a single programmer's attempt to mimic and expand on the gameplay of the older and less successful Infiniminer, to a global platform that is used for entertainment and education.
Why should I worry, why should I care?
At this point, Minecraft is on everything. If your device doesn't have the grunt to run the Java edition, there is probably a platform-speci...
The Reasoning
The internet is a wonderful network. Despite being built on nothing but aging hardware and infrastructure not designed to withstand the use we are now putting it through, the advantages of it as a platform far outweigh the cons. It's (mostly) global, so your information can reach the largest audience imaginable. It's built of semantic building blocks designed for computers to understand, so building assistive technology to expand that audience even further to visually im...
So, relatively recently I wrote a post praising the CSS Grid system of styling websites and web applications. From the ease of implementation and use, to the fact that you have minute control over each element of your site, while still having a seamless transition from mobile to desktop, Grid is something I still recommend highly today.
CSS Grid has been widely supported for a few years at this point, so I was obviously under a rock for a while before I discovered just how useful it was. Comi...
Security Myths You Need To Stop Believing
This guest post was witten by Jack Foster
To read more of his work, head over to VPN Geeks.
The Internet is a fantastic resource for information, where anyone can upload his or her knowledge to the web. But anyone means anyone, so the data is not always correct and can, unfortunately, spread false reports about certain truths. Here, we debunk popular security myths that have crawled their way around the World Wide Web:
Myth #1 | Passwords are e...
Logitech G710+ Keyboard: An Armor Review
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$124.79 (Amazon)
INTRODUCTION
Recently, half of our office upgraded our set of keyboards to the new Logitech G710+ series and my goodness, has it led to some interesting conversations. Let’s dive in.
Mechanical Keyboards
For those unfamiliar with mechanical keyboards, let me fill you in on a few of the basics. Most computers these days come with a membrane keyboard, where the keys are not separate moving parts, but rather a...
What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
SEO takes the technical and creative elements of a website and focuses on making them play nice with search engines. SEO is the process of optimizing your online content so that a search engine will deem it valuable and display it near the top of a search result page (SERP). There are many characteristics of SEO, from the actual content of your site, to the way other sites link to you on their site, making sure your images have alt tags, etc.
SEO a...

It's 2019, and if we could sum up technology news from the last year, it would probably sound a little like this: Big Data is invasive, everywhere, poorly protected, and often used without ethical consideration.
Accepting all of that is part of living in the modern world, but it doesn't mean there's nothing you can do to try to have more control over how your data is aggregated. We've decided to collect some suggestions and advice that can help you minimize your data...

Smart Phones. They're magical. They are with us every second of every day, providing us with communication, answers, and entertainment in just a few touches or swipes.
But for something that is so incredibly useful, they still have terrible battery life. This is an ongoing problem for all manufacturers and all phones. Over time, battery life drops significantly, and it's such a huge issue that large companies like Apple are applying scorched earth updates to the underlying softwar...
If you're reading this blog post, I can accurately assume that you're someone who is on the internet with relative regularly. Piggy-backing off of that assumption, we can also assume that you've encountered at least one of the numerous HTTP status codes.
An HTTP status code is, in short, a standard response code issued by the server that shows a relation between the client's request (e.g., visiting a webpage) and the server. Due to the complexity of the workings behind a websi...

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